4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 21, 2014 8:53 AM by rcordosi

    Downloading scan data outside of Shavlik Protect

    Rookie

      I currently am unable use Shavlik Protect 9.0 online. I need to update the scan data so that I can scan my network for the most recent patches. Is there a way to downalod the latest information outside of Shavlik and manually import it to an offline workstation?

        • 1. Re: Downloading scan data outside of Shavlik Protect
          nick.evans SupportEmployee

          Hi Rcordosi,

          There are a couple ways to go about this.

          Here is a document that outlines how to manage an offline console in an ideal situation using 1 offline console and 1 online console to get content:

          Shavlik User Community: How to manage Shavlik in an offline network : http://community.shavlik.com/docs/DOC-23367

           

          Here is a document that covers setting up an offline console to get its content from a distribution server:

          Shavlik User Community: Configuring consoles within an offline environment to obtain definitions & patches from a distribution server share : http://community.shavlik.com/docs/DOC-23064

           

          Here is a document that covers how to just download the content for use in a console, and does not require a console with Internet connectivity:

          Shavlik User Community: How To: Manually updating patch data files for Shavlik Protect : http://community.shavlik.com/docs/DOC-2174

           

          Here is a document on updating threat definitions in an offline environment:

          Shavlik User Community: Updating threat definitions on an offline or network disconnected machine. : http://community.shavlik.com/docs/DOC-23029

           

          Depending on what your current setup is, these should cover what you need.

          • 2. Re: Downloading scan data outside of Shavlik Protect
            Rookie

            This is helpful, but does not completely solve my problem. I am not able to run scripts in powershell. I cannot change this because my access to that part of the registry is blocked. So my only other option is to download the individual files. The following links do not work under Shavlik 9.0:

             

            hf7b.xml

            pd5.xml

            IAdata.xml

            ai_dpd

            assetinventory.xml.

             

            Do these files matter?

             

            Also, seems to me that you could easily provide a zipped file to download with all of these files in one convenient download. Whay can't you do this?

            • 3. Re: Downloading scan data outside of Shavlik Protect
              nick.evans SupportEmployee

              Each of those xml files exist as a corresponding .cab file. If you download the .cab file and then extract the contents you will have the .xml file as well. So as long as you either download the xml directly, or obtain it through the .cab file, you will be ok.

               

              These files are updated very frequently, so to recompress them at each revision ends up not being very practical. Most users are able to make use of the powershell solution, however if you are prohibited from such actions in your envirnoment, you could look to scripting their download, or using one of the other mentioned options such as an online facing console to obtain the required files.

              • 4. Re: Downloading scan data outside of Shavlik Protect
                Rookie

                OK. Got it. I currently cannot have an online facing console. That's why I originally asked this question. Understand that making a single zip file to download is not practical, but it looks like this will be my only option to download updated scan data for the forseable future. Please consider discussing this issue up your chain to do this as I'm sure im not the only one who has this issue.